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VinAI Announces Scientific Research at the World’s No.1 Conference on Artificial Intelligence – NeurIPS 2019

HANOI,
VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 13 December
2019 -
VinAI
Research (
directly under Vingroup) has just announced the first two scientific
research results at NeurIPS - the world's No. 1 conference on artificial
intelligence in Canada. The event not only marks VinAI in the world technology
community, but also shows the transformation
of Vingroup into a
leading
technology corporation, gradually integrating with the global technology peak.


Dr
Bui Hai Hung,Director of VinAI Research, makes a speech at NeuIPS 2019

NeurIPS
2019 (Neural Information Processing Systems - The annual international
conference on artificial neural network information processing systems) will take place on December 8-14, 2019 in Vancouver,
Canada. This is
the largest AI summit in the year. This year's conference has a total of more
than 1,400 articles accepted,
out of a total of more than 6,700 articles submitted. Google, Google Brain and
Google Deepmind have the highest number of articles accepted. MIT University has the highest second number of articles accepted, that is followed by
Stanford University, Microsoft Research, and other entities.
With 2 articles from VinAI, this is the first time Vietnam has articles published at an international
conference like
NeurIPS.

Dr
Yasin Abbasi Yadkori, the author of VinAI scientific reseaches which are
presented at NeurIPS 2019

VinAI's
research articles
published at NeurIPS focuses on making optimal decisions in an online interactive
environment. Decisions that
made
will interact
with the environment and directly affect future system data. For example, when shopping online, the search engines can not only give
suggestions according to customer habits, but also bring a new experience as
desired. This feature is currently not available in the market. Besides, these research articles also
have
many applications for real-world sequential decision making, such as web
advertising, making suggestions,
making recommendations,
digital marketing, adjusting super parameters of machine learning algorithms,
etc.

For the scientific
research to be published at the event, researchers must not only bring new ideas but also meet
research requirements that are practically applicable. Every year, only 20% of
the submitted research articles
"pass"
the rigorous evaluations from the jury, which is the world's leading council of
scientists.

In
addition to announcing scientific research projects at the world's No. 1 event
on artificial intelligence, VinAI also has a display space to help people have
a comprehensive view of the research and working environment at VinAI. At the
same time, participants can also directly experience the high-tech products of
the Vingroup ecosystem.

"We are happy to make the
world aware of AI in Vietnam. In the coming time, we will continue to gather
Vietnamese scientists and international experts with reputation in
this industry to be able to embark on
researching AI problems in Vietnam. At the same time, we will cooperate with
the world's leading research institutes and technology universities to create a
network of exchanges
and
research
for the purpose of gradually bring the world's AI closer to Vietnam",
said Dr.

Bui Hai Hung (Director of VinAI Research)
about this event.


Founded on April 17,
2019, after 8 months of establishment, VinAI has built a core force of leading
experts (3 people from Silicon Valley, USA; 3 people have ever received International
Mathematics Prizes).
Many VinAI experts have worked for technology corporations such as Amazon,
Adobe Research. VinAI Research also has a program to nurture
young Vietnamese talents for AI (AI Residency), with 20 trainees.

With this announcement,
the world artificial intelligence research community has found that Vietnam
also has top-notch, high-quality scientific studies. VinAI has officially
brought Vietnam out of the "white zone" of AI, while contributing to the
motivation for Vietnamese
scientists to make
excellent researches.

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